Medical Health Cluster


Tratamiento del VIH y datos neurológicos destacados de CROI 2023

Dr Monica Gandhi, of University of California, San Francisco, reports on important studies on HIV treatment and neurologic findings presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2023 Annual Meeting. Dr Gandhi begins by discussing two studies that looked at long-acting therapies. The first was the 12-month results […]

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There’s a Serious Strep Throat Outbreak Among Children — Here’s What You Need to Know

The CDC is monitoring an increase in an invasive group of strep throat strains. Part of the group A family that causes strep throat, these more severe strains (sometimes referred to as iGAS) can cause rare but serious bacterial infections like necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, as well […]

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COVID-19–Associated Hospitalizations Among U.S. Infants Aged Months — COVID-NET, 13 States, June 2021–August 2022

ummary What is already known about this topic? Infants aged <6 months, who are ineligible for vaccination, have high COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates compared with other pediatric age groups. What is added by this report? Although population-based COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates among infants aged <6 months increased in the Omicron variant–predominant periods […]

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Controlling the Global TB Epidemic

Quarter of the world’s population – nearly 2 billion people – are infected with the TB bacteria, and approximately 10 million people become ill each year with the disease. Although it is preventable and treatable, TB remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, taking the lives of 4,100 people each day. […]

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Carboxylic Acid in Skin Drives the Attraction of Mosquitos to Humans

Chemosensory ionotropic mosquito receptors underlie greater attraction to humans with higher levels of skin carboxylic acid. Mosquito bites are an important vector in the transmission of infectious diseases around the world. While it has long been recognized that some people are more attractive to mosquitos than others, the mechanism is […]

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